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New Classic LA is a website engaged with the avant garde music scene in Los Angeles.

Founded in 2011 by Nick Norton and now run by Richard An, we feature concert reviews, interviews with artists, and a calendar of events we think our readers will be interested in.

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Upcoming Concerts

Saturday, April 13 2024
  • 4 for 20 with Daniel Corral
    First Congregational Church of Los Angeles
    7:00 PM

    On April 13, the Resonance Collective presents 4 for 20, a sound installation and performance by LA-based composer Daniel Corral. 4 for 20 is a contemplative study of the physicality of sound, written for four musicians playing a 20-note set of just intonation chimes. 4 for 20 was originally inspired by hearing the bells of a midnight mass in a hamlet in Tuscany, which seemed to ring on forever. In 4 for 20, the slow-motion invocation of the physicality of sound became an invitation to re-inhabit presence in time. Get tickets at

Saturday, April 20 2024
  • Pasadena Symphony Presents Vivaldi Four Seasons feat. Violinst Charlotte Marckx
    Ambassador Auditorium
    2:00 PM

    In our long tradition of featuring the stars of tomorrow here today, multiple prize-winning violinist Charlotte Marckx brings Vivaldi’s most cherished concertos to life with her technical chops.

    Si-ang Chen Adagio
    Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 3
    Puccini Crisantemi
    Vivaldi Four Seasons

    Dudamel Conducting Fellow Linhan Cui leads the orchestra for this season finale of Baroque masterworks and Award-winning Chinese Composer Si-ang Chen’s beautifully sonorous Adagio.

    Pasadena Symphony
    Linhan Cui conductor
    Charlotte Marckx violin

    2:00pm & 8:00pm
    Tickets start at $40. Buy here:

Wednesday, April 24 2024
  • Hear Now Music Festival
    2022 Arts & Archives
    8:00 PM

    Electroacoustic concert in collaboration with People Inside Electronics with Brightwork Ensemble

    a place without language or streets, Jack Herscowitz
    Antibodypolitic Running Spring, Alexander E. Miller
    black_may, James C. Leelayuvat (World Premiere)
    Eikosany Study, Daniel Corral
    Drones,Improvisations, Refrains, John Kennedy (World Premiere)
    Because Patterns/Deep State, Isaac Schankler